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Home Appliances

Make the control of home appliances more intuitive and direct by visual and palpable

Flat and inert surfaces come to life: users can feel what’s under their fingers for full and optimal control.

Thanks to hap2U technology integrated in home appliances, users feel the turn of a real knob or dial, the push of a real cursor, and other digital textures.

Hap2U makes obsolete physical control features, such as scroll wheels, sliders and buttons. This allows manufacturers to offer easy-to-clean and attractive designs.

Smart home, smart appliances

With every surface expected to become a screen in the near future, the applications for the home appliance industry are vast.

Here are a few examples of appliances that can benefit from hap2u’s haptic interfaces:

Ovens: temperature control, heating settings, timers, clocks…

Washing machines: timers, predefined programs, speed setting…

Fridge door: temperature control, shopping list, online recipes, music streaming…

Home automation systems: lighting, temperature, entertainment systems, etc.

Multi-material haptics

Plastic, wood, metal or glass: you name it, hap2U technology can be integrated into any surface and meets any function that requires touch. Furthermore, hap2U is the only company able to offer haptics for mix-material designs.

Applying wood and LED-technology for example: what appears to be an ultra-clean-cut wooden design, turns out to be an attractive home appliance with led lights.

Elegant Design

Expect ultra-clean lines with integrated, yet crystal clear, dials and switches.

hap2U technology is dedicated to manufacturers who do not want to make any compromise between the beauty of their design without having to add unsightly features.

Advantages for manufacturers

A single solution for standardization, customization and reconfiguration

Your product, your experience… From the moment the hardware is integrated, the software can be customized as often as required.

Manufacturers can start by integrating a 4-notch-mechanical dial or knob and change it to an 8-notch one to meet future needs. Furthermore, with its sharp customization quality, the feeling of touch can be adapted to each user, with more or less intensity as preferred.

Manufacturers can now just have one hardware for their entire range of appliances, which represents massive cost-cutting benefits.

For example, for oven manufacturers, one type of hardware per oven is necessary to offer different buttons and responses: with hap2U, the same hardware can provide the full-range of sensations that are requested just by customizing the software.

One screen offers a multitude of configurations: from the moment the hardware is integrated, the software can be customized as many times as needed.

Safety and durability

Since physical buttons or switches are no longer required, there is no need for drilling into the products to add buttons, and thus no waterproofing issue.

This puts an end to the possibility of water leaking into the electronics. Suppressing physical buttons also limits breakability issues.

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